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  • Discovering history and cooking: Galatina, Gallipoli

    1. Discovering history and cooking: Galatina, Gallipoli

    The pick-up will take place at 9am in your favourite location in Lecce. Your first stop in this driven tour will be in Galatina where Latin and Greek cultures coexist in harmony, an "outdoor museum" that in 2005 was declared City of Art. After Galatina, your driver will take you to Cantina L'Astore in Cutrofiano, about 100 hectares of vineyards and olive groves, where you can have lunch and taste local wines. Finally, your driver will take you to Gallipoli, the tourist center for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear water. Gallipoli is a trendy town that still keeps the atmosphere of the ancient fishing village. Its name derives from the greek "Kalé polis", which means "beautiful city" and is in fact called Pearl of the Ionian Sea. After a walk downtown, we strongly recommend a stop in Piazza della Dogana, home to the folklorist fish market. Every day the fishermen open their oily...

  • Bisceglie: 2-Hour Private Tour

    2. Bisceglie: 2-Hour Private Tour

    During this 2-hour private tour, explore the pretty town of Bisceglie with your guide. Starting from the historic center, you will visit Saint Peter Apostle of 1073 A.D. in Romanesque Apulian style with relics inside of the Saint martyrs Mauro, Sergio and Pantaleone. The tour will continue in the historical center with a visit of some of the most important noble palaces such as Frisari Palace and Tupputi Palace and the Church of Sant'Adoeno, also of Romanesque style and built in the same year as the cathedral.  The tour will end at the 27 meter high tower and the ruins of the Swabian Angevin Castle

  • Polignano a Mare: 1.5-Hour Boat Cave Tour

    3. Polignano a Mare: 1.5-Hour Boat Cave Tour

    Your tour lasts about 1.5 hours with departure and arrival at the small port of San Vito (Abbazia di San Vito and Polignano a Mare). Included is a visit to the main caves, with a break to swim in one of the most evocative places on the Polignano's coast. You'll also be treated to a tasty Prosecco-based aperitif which will be offered by the crew. The itinerary is divided into stages and includes the visit of the main caves. These caves include Grotta Palazzese, Grotta Santa Caterina, Grotta Chiari di Luna, Grotta delle Rondinelle, Cala Paura/Grottone, Grotta Azzurra, Statua “Domenico Modugno”, and Grotta Piana, just to name a few. Each boat has a length of 6.5 meters with a capacity of 8 people for each boat. The boat has a parasol, and is equipped with ladders and floats for both adults and children.

    This boat tour was a perfect way to be on the water, see Polignano a Mare and just have a tiny excursion.

  • Alberobello: 2-Hour Guided Trulli Tour

    4. Alberobello: 2-Hour Guided Trulli Tour

    Meet your friendly guide in Largo Martellotta, then set out for a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Alberobello. Follow your guide into the historical center of Rione Monti, which boasts over 1,000 iconic Trulli buildings. Marvel at the unique architecture of these fascinating buildings while learning about their history and significance. Continue the tour with a visit to Rione Aia Piccola, an area that best represents the ancient medieval village where you can stop at the viewpoint to take some beautiful pictures. Your journey ends at the highest point of the city where the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua is located. Notice the similarities between the church and the Trulli buildings and soak up the historical atmosphere of the site as you listen to your guide’s tales and anecdotes.

    We had a fantastic tour of alberobello with Antonio. We could see large groups with other guides bur there were just the 2 of us which made it more personal . Antonio is enthusiastic friendly and knowledgable. It was a perfect first visit to alberobello for us.

  • Alberobello: 2-Hour Walking Tour

    5. Alberobello: 2-Hour Walking Tour

    The tour will start with a beautiful view from the Belvedere terrace, introducing the interesting history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue your visit of the two districts Aia Piccola and Rione Monti, where you can admire the typical houses with their unique architecture. Walking among "trulli" and little alleys, you'll reach the trullo-shaped Church of San Antonio. Finish off the tour with a visit to a local's home, where you will get the chance to taste typical products, such as extra virgin olive oil.

    Francesco has been the best tour guide we had since we have been in Italy. Full of knowledge and really good English. He made us feel home and we will totally recommend to friends. He brought us to amazing places and let us enter inside the historical houses explaining to us every little detail which made the tour unforgettable. We also loved the local products testing at the end. 10 out of 10.

  • Lecce: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tasting and Walking Tour

    6. Lecce: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tasting and Walking Tour

    Taste the best traditional snacks Lecce has to offer while exploring the quaint city center and its impressive monuments. Meet your guide at Porta San Biagio, one of the main old gates of the city. Begin your food tasting experience with the frisella, which is roll-bread, twice baked and topped with fresh tomato and local olive oil.   Then, you’ll start to move down the cozy alleys of the city center to discover its hidden treasures, with the help of your expert guide who will be full of anecdotes and historical details.   Your next tasting will be salami, tarallini (similar to a pretzel), and wine in one of the oldest family vendors in the city. Admire Piazza Duomo, surrounded by a closed square and elegant monuments before heading to Porta Napoli to learn about the obelisk that stands in the center of its square.   After savory tastings, it’s time for dessert — tas...

    Definitely worthwhile! We got to explore Lecce and all of its historical highlights while sampling delightful treats along the way. The perfect combination and great value. We were very fortunate to have the lovely Antonella as our guide. She was so knowledgable, friendly and welcoming and her English was perfect. Would 100% recommend. Thank you Antonella!

  • Martina Franca: Wine & Local Products Tasting

    7. Martina Franca: Wine & Local Products Tasting

    Experience a multisensory, immersive wine tasting in Martina Franca, perfect for wine lovers. This wine tasting combines the wine-making history of the region with a tasting of three special wines accompanied by typical local delicacies. Enjoy your wines and local foods tasting at a winery and vineyard that offer scenic views of the land. Be surrounded by olive oil trees, dry-wall stones, and the vast vineyard. Discover all the secrets of one of the oldest wineries in the area of the Itria Valley of the Apulia region. Learn everything there is to know about the colorful vineyards, production processes, and bottling.

  • Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari

    8. Apulia: Bike Tour through the Treasures of Bari

    Experience a pleasant bike tour to discover the city of Bari and let your expert multilingual guide show you the most important attractions of the Apulian capital. You will admire the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the Cathedral of San Sabino, the Swabian Castle, the Teathers, the main squares, the many picturesque beaches, and the beautiful hidden corners of the historical center, such as the Fish Market and the alleys where women still prepare handmade fresh pasta. You will venture into the real Bari and immerse yourself in the lively local life and the traditions of this enchanting city. Choose the bikes which suit you best among women, men and children bikes. This tour is suitable to everybody and to every level of training. Bari is a flat and sunny city and is therefore ideal to be visited by bike all the year round.

    Very enjoyable and educational tour. Our guide was an encyclopaedia of information on the history of Bari. Thank you Davide.

  • Bari Walking Street Food Tour

    9. Bari Walking Street Food Tour

    Your tour begins with visiting the main attractions of the old town. These include the Basilica of Saint Nicholas and its precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Stop several times for tastings. In a panificio (bakery) learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a slice of this delicious fresh Italian bread. Visit a salumeria (delicatessen) to find out about different kinds of cheeses and salami while drinking a glass of wine. In one particular traditional corner of the town, discover fried street food with the strong flavors of sgagliozze and panzerotti. In a gelateria, enjoy real home-made ice cream choosing your favorite one from a fantastic selection.  The tour finishes by discovering the modern French part of the city. Here, by the famous sea-side, are beautiful opera theaters and luxury shopping streets to explore. 

    The tour overall was good. The little bit of history shared was eye opening. Definitely recommend opting in for the food part after the walking tour, makes it well worth it.

  • Lecce: Walking Tour

    10. Lecce: Walking Tour

    Your tour begins from Sant'Oronzo square, where you will find a Roman Amphitheater which was first discovered at the beginning of the 20th Century. The itinerary goes on to the historic center, which is rich with churches and old buildings decorated by Baroque Art. During the tour, it will be possible to look at papier-machè artisans at work. This kind of art belongs to Lecce from the 17th Century, when it was conceived to decorate churches, back when the paper was the only material available. It continues to adorn the houses and the churches of this magical city thanks to old masters and young people.

    Fabio è sicuramente molto preparato ed è stato molto coinvolgente nel descrivere le bellezze di Lecce.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,396 reviews

Definitely worthwhile! We got to explore Lecce and all of its historical highlights while sampling delightful treats along the way. The perfect combination and great value. We were very fortunate to have the lovely Antonella as our guide. She was so knowledgable, friendly and welcoming and her English was perfect. Would 100% recommend. Thank you Antonella!

We had a fantastic tour of alberobello with Antonio. We could see large groups with other guides bur there were just the 2 of us which made it more personal . Antonio is enthusiastic friendly and knowledgable. It was a perfect first visit to alberobello for us.

Whay an amazing experience! The host was perfect, the food was great, so nice to cook delicious food with locals. I had the best evening! Highly recommended!!

Emanuele guided us through the old city of Bari with smile and lots of fun. We really enjoyed the time with him and the little surprises during our tour.

Very interesting! Very competent. No sales event. Incredible. The Greeks and Romans processed olives here.